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Tipi : heritage of the Great Plains

Author: Nancy B Rosoff; Susan Kennedy Zeller; Brooklyn Museum.
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Brooklyn Museum ; Seattle : in association with University of Washington Press, ©2011.
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"The tipi is an iconic symbol of Native North American culture, recognized throughout the world. Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains reveals the history and significance of this remarkable architectural form from the 1830s to the present. Ideally suited to a nomadic lifestyle on the Plains, the tipi was the heart of Plains social, religious, and creative traditions. Trade and innovation brought new materials and ways  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy B Rosoff; Susan Kennedy Zeller; Brooklyn Museum.
ISBN: 9780295990774 0295990775 9780872731660 0872731669
OCLC Number: 639940363
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition Tipi : Heritage of the Great Plains, organized by the Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn Museum, Feb. 18-May 15, 2011; Autry National Center of the American West, Los Angeles, Jun. 17-Sep. 11, 2011; Minnesota History Center, spring 2012"--Title page verso.
Exhibition based on the Brooklyn Museum's Great Plains collection, supplemented by objects from its other collections. Cf. pref. and dust jacket flap copy.
Description: xiv, 239 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), 1 color map ; 29 cm
Contents: Map of the Great Plains --
The tipi : heritage of the Great Plains / Nancy B. Rosoff --
pt. 1. The quintessential American architectural form. The art of tipi living / Emma I. Hansen ; The Arapaho tipi / Dennis Sun Rhodes ; Ashtáahile (Crow tipis) / Heywood and Mary Lou Big Day ; The rain-in-the-face tipi liner / Susan Kennedy Zeller ; A modern Cheyenne-Arapaho tipi liner / Harvey Pratt ; Of tipis and stereotypes / Bently Spang --
pt. 2. The center of family life. "To honor her kindred" : women's arts centered in the tipi / Barbara A. Hail ; Kiowa beadwork in the twenty-first century / Teri Greeves ; Tipis and the warrior tradition / Daniel C. Swan and Michael P. Jordan ; The tipi of the Kiowa Tonkongya (Black Leggings Warrior Society) / Dixon Palmer and Lyndreth Palmer ; Growing up on the Plains / Christina E. Burke.
Responsibility: edited by Nancy B. Rosoff, Susan Kennedy Zeller.


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This book is a fine introduction to Plains Indian culture . . . the book shows the value of enlivening old collections with new materials and perspectives . . . -- Lindea Sundstrum * Museum Read more...

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